12 October 2009

Incident: Vessel pursued

A vessel sailing the Gulf of Aden, not otherwise identified, is approached by a fishing craft which then launches a blue and white skiff containing five armed men. "The skiff approached the vessel with a speed of approximately 20 kts but stopped and abandoned the pursuit at a distance of 0.2NM. The incident lasted approximately 25 minutes." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 10/21/09)